Whitehorn Mountain

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Whitehorn Mountain
Chateau Lake Louise (31806266153).jpg
Whitehorn Mountain seen beyond Chateau Lake Louise
Highest point
Elevation2,621 m (8,599 ft) [1]
Prominence167 m (548 ft) [1]
Parent peakMount Richardson
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates51°28′0″N 116°08′17″W / 51.46667°N 116.13806°W / 51.46667; -116.13806Coordinates: 51°28′0″N 116°08′17″W / 51.46667°N 116.13806°W / 51.46667; -116.13806
Whitehorn Mountain is located in Alberta
Whitehorn Mountain
Whitehorn Mountain
Location in Alberta
Whitehorn Mountain is located in Canada
Whitehorn Mountain
Whitehorn Mountain
Whitehorn Mountain (Canada)
LocationAlberta, Canada
Parent rangeSlate Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo mapNTS 82N/08
First ascent1884 A.P. Coleman

Whitehorn Mountain is located in the Slate Range of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.[1]


Like other mountains in Banff Park, Whitehorn is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from the Precambrian to Jurassic periods.[2] Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.[3]


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Whitehorn is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.[4] Temperatures can drop below -20 C with wind chill factors below -30 C.

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  1. ^ a b c "Whitehorn Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  2. ^ Belyea, Helen (1960). "The Story of the Mountains in Banff National Park" (PDF). Geological Survey of Canada. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  3. ^ Gadd, Ben (2008). "Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Columbias".
  4. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L. & McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. ISSN 1027-5606.

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